Chinese GP: Williams race sees a repeat of previous
Posted by: Williams F1 (IP Logged)
Date: 14 April, 2019 09:27

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Re: Chinese GP: Williams race sees a repeat of previous
Posted by: A1841 (IP Logged)
Date: 14 April, 2019 10:45

Nice to see both drivers fighting each other towards the end of the race. It's a shame Robert didn't have a good pit stop, which cost him time.


Of more significance, it was interesting to see Robert pit just once, and Russell twice.

Russell: started on mediums > hards > softs

Kubica: started on mediums > hards

I didn't think the Williams car was capable of one-stopping, even though the car is very slow.

Before the season, I was concerned about Kubica's tyre preservation skills, but he's doing a very good job so far. Same for his one-lap speed, which I feared might be lacking.


Dave Robson:

"We had clean, well-driven races from both drivers and were able to execute a sensible one-stop strategy with Robert. We tried a similar strategy with George, but the length of the stint and the loss of some tyre temperature meant that ultimately, we opted to pit George for a second time and allow him to finish the race on a new qualifying tyre."

That's quite interesting about Russell. Kubica did 4 more laps on the same tyre on his opening stint. I wonder if Russell has fully adapted to F1 tyres yet, coming from the F2 tyres which are a different size and construction.

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